It’s been a little quieter in Tremont. Professor Avenue and Literary Road has gone dark since Michael Symon’s Lolita closed after a kitchen fire in January 2016 and its neighbor Press Wine Bar shuttered almost a year later. But the neighborhood isn’t down for the count. With a lineup of stellar chefs — Dante Boccuzzi, Rocco Whalen, Zack Bruell, Michael Symon (he’ll be back) and Heather Haviland — unlike any other area in Northeast Ohio, it still continues to draw foodies every night. So don’t overlook ethnic eateries Tandul, Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar and Ty Fun Thai Bistro if you’re looking to diversify your dinner plans. Plus, bars such as the Flying Monkey and the Treehouse (not to mention our fave hangout, Edison’s Pub) provide affordable options when all you want to do is just kick back with a cold one. With Symon’s reincarnation of Lolita into Sherla’s Chicken and Oysters (hell, yes!) and the upcoming opening of Hi and Dry in the former Press Wine Bar space — where owners hope to score with beer and duck-pin bowling — that corner of Tremont will be lit once again.
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May 9, 2017